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What Happens when You Prematurely Peel Dead Skin After a Blue Peel?

after a blue peel, what happens to your skin if you prematurely begin to peel flaking skin from your face and leave red, raw spots? will it heal?

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Refrain from manual peeling after the Obagi Blue peel

Refrain from manual peeling after the Obagi Blue peel. This will leave you with scars and also hyperpigmentation. I recommend the use of Melarase creams and Elevase cream as a ceramide after the Obagi Bue peel. 

Melarase creams after Obagi Blue Peel

Prematurely peeling skin after a Blue Peel may leave a dark spot. I ask my patients to use Melarase creams after an Obagi Blue Peel to minimize discoloration.

Raffy Karamanoukian MD FACS

Los Angeles

Raffy Karamanoukian, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Never Pick at Dead Skin

There is never a reason to pick at dead skin after any treatment! You may cause an area to scar that otherwise could have healed nicely. Always use a bland emollient or just plain petroleum jelly and keep a hands off approach.

Mitchell Schwartz, MD
South Burlington Dermatologic Surgeon
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